Popular Southern variety often grown for winter green. Used for greens, not the roots, which are woody. Leaves grow 18-22 in. tall but should be harvested when young and tender. Pick them for raw eating and the Southern classic ‘Wilted Turnip Salad’ or grow them to full size for traditionally cooked greens.
Traditional Japanese turnip with semi-globed root, deep scarlet red skin with white flesh that is tender and crisp. It has a delicious, sweet flavor when harvested young to full maturity. Turnip tops are green with red veins and stems.
Asian turnips are mainly eaten when very young and are delicious raw with a dressing. The roots and young green tops can be sautéed, pickled or added to stew, curry and soup.
White Globe Purple Top
The classic name in American turnips, grown in the south for generations and beloved both for its smooth roots and for its flavorful, lobed, mid-green tops, which make excellent greens. Smooth, round roots are white below the soil line and bright purple above.
Nutritious young leaves are the classic southern greens perfect for soups, in vegetable gratin, or baked alongside other root vegetables. Harvest 2-3 leaves per root after they reach 4" in height. If you don’t harm the bulb, they will continue to grow.
Roots are best when harvested at 2–3 inches in diameter. They can also be harvested young (1-2 inches in diameter) for tender gourmet baby turnips. Turnip greens can be harvested any time after they reach four inches tall. If you don't harm the top of the bulb, the greens will continue to regrow.
One of Japan's best open pollinated Japanese turnip that has tender, smooth white flesh. The roots are slightly flattened and have great flavor. This early variety is good for growing in both spring and fall. Can be harvested small or left to mature to 2" in diameter. Young greens are delicious.
Use in soup, salad, pickle or stir-fry. They can be eaten raw with a dressing or added to stews and curries. The young green tops are stir-fried or used in soup. Small roots with tops are often lightly sautéed together. Both can be eaten fresh or cooked.
Previously grown at VISTA
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